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Nov 02, 2008 06:58 |  #106

JuZ wrote in post #6603696 (external link)
The rings are more tilted than they are now because I took it in May 2007

Ooooooooh, I didn't realise that! I thought you were saying you'd taken it the other day or something. (I wondered why I couldn't find anywhere that said Saturn and the Moon were in alignment recently!! :rolleyes: )


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Nov 02, 2008 15:53 |  #107

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Sorry to be sceptical, but a couple of things worry me;

1) Is this a single image, or a composite of two images? I shot Saturn and the moon while they were nicely lined up earlier this year, (not as close as in your pic), but I was unable to get them exposed well to appear in the same shot. Either the moon was just right and Saturn was invisible, or Saturn was nice and the moon was way overexposed.

2) The rings of Saturn in your picture look quite tilted, but at the moment they're quite flat on to us aren't they, and not very visible.

But if my scepticism is unfounded and that is a real picture then I agree with everything others have said...it's a cracking shot. Really quite rare to get something like this. :)


When in doubt check it out . SPecial events like this are usually listed at www.spaceweather.com (external link) . I checked the EXIF on his image and it definitly shows 5-23-07 so i checked the archive dates and there was the event with lots of images by takers . So check out the Saturn-Moon occulation (external link) for other images .




  
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Nov 03, 2008 15:10 |  #108

Wonderful!



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Nov 03, 2008 15:30 |  #109

Excellent shot!


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Nov 06, 2008 16:52 |  #110

JuZ wrote in post #6603696 (external link)
Blimey, my thread is still alive :D

And it deserves to be!

Outstanding shot. Well done :)




  
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Nov 06, 2008 17:05 |  #111

Definitely a thread ressurection...But Great Shot Juz!


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Nov 07, 2008 03:08 as a reply to  @ 12mnkys's post |  #112

These sort of conjunctions and occultations of the moon and large planets like Jupiter and Saturn happen on a semi-regular basis. There is a great free program called stellarium online that shows you how the sky moves in real time.

You can forecast these events in plenty of time and get set up for them. A really great shot is to try to capture a planet being cut in half by the dark side of the moon. It gives great perspective.

By the way, I didn't take these. Just google images of occultations.


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Dec 17, 2008 05:11 |  #113

Super shot Sir! And what a lucky coincidence!


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Dec 17, 2008 07:30 as a reply to  @ C.Lala's post |  #114

Heres a shot I took a while ago, well two shots put together. I took them using my phone held to the eyepiece of my 3 inch spotting scope. First the moon, which was fairly easy, then one of Saturn, which was a pain to find!
I added it to the moon pic later

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Dec 22, 2008 09:30 |  #115

Interesting shot Tendy...I assume the moon was nowhere near Saturn at the time? Your image is probably one that goes into the category of "art" rather than "Astrophotography". (Oh, and I don't think you needed to put a square around Saturn...I'm sure people could spot it. ;) )


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Dec 22, 2008 19:12 |  #116

Adrena1in wrote in post #6926155 (external link)
Interesting shot Tendy...I assume the moon was nowhere near Saturn at the time? Your image is probably one that goes into the category of "art" rather than "Astrophotography". (Oh, and I don't think you needed to put a square around Saturn...I'm sure people could spot it. ;) )

Well yea,tho I would definitely call this astrophotography rather than art. Nothing artistic about this shot-its just a plain record shot. And i put the square around it to show a non believer at work(she wouldn't believe it possible to see a planet without a telescope)


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Dec 22, 2008 20:33 |  #117

Amazing shot! Any chance that I could get a full size to set as my wallpaper?


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Dec 22, 2008 23:02 |  #118

That is definatly one of the most amazing pictures I have ever seen. Great work indeed!


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Dec 23, 2008 18:53 |  #119

Incredible. Truly amazing.

I'm wondering. I can take shots like this with my 70-200...

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Dec 24, 2008 01:28 |  #120

wow amazing shot...


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